When the Internet drinks too heavily on a Monday afternoon (we’re talking multiple dry martinis, people!) all sorts of crazy things can come rolling off the tongue. Take for instance this rumor — from, ahem, Austria no less — that Brad Pitt is mulling a run at Mayor of New Orleans. Here’s all the evidence you need:
“Now there’s some buzz that Pitt is interested in really taking charge of the Big Easy, and we’re pretty sure we haven’t seen a politician like him.”
That’s it. And suddenly a million keyboards are alight with Brad Pitt’s mayoral campaign. As far we can tell, it looks like first mention was way back on February 2nd from an Irish publication. Once again, the word “buzz” was mentioned. Frankly, we can’t blame people for hoping — after the highly successful media blitz for his Make It Right NOLA campaign, Pitt looked about the one guy who was actually getting anything done to helping people rebuild. With a home in the city, and even more commitments to continue helping down the road, a “Pitt For Mayor” bumper sticker has a nice ring to it. OK, it’s actually pretty terrible, but I’m sure they could come up with something better.
If Pitt does make a run for office, we’ll be the first to eat our hats (or something nearby) — but don’t count on it happening. Isn’t there enough Obama/Clinton excitement in the air to keep us distracted?
via green daily